Salamanders of Squam (FULL)

Friday, July 30, 2021 - 9:00am to 11:00am

Location: Meet at Chamberlain Reynolds Memorial Forest West Parking Lot, College Rd, Center Harbor, NH 03226, USA. Click Here for a Google Map. 

Registration: Program is FULL. Registration is closed.

This Week's Program:

Join LRCC member, April, for a walking lesson and scavenger hunt exploring the Salamanders of Squam. Learn basic ecology and biology of salamanders and which species are present in NH, as well as where you can likely find them. Participants will also learn about the many threats endangering these unique species and how we can do our part to protect them. After a brief lesson, everyone is invited to participate in a scavenger hunt to try and find/identify as many salamanders as possible and learn how to safely interact with these species.

Audience: All ages welcome! Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Materials: Water & food for a 2 hour hiking excursion, no sunscreen or bug spray on hands (consider wearing long sleeves, hat, and pants instead), weather appropriate clothing, and comfortable shoes for hiking. Masks for those who want to wear one though they are not required.

This Week's LRCC Presenter: 

My name is April and I am so excited to be guiding this program! I absolutely love amphibians, especially salamanders because of how secretive they are to us humans. I grew up in the Finger Lakes region of New York and have always been fascinated by wildlife, leading me to spend a lot of my time outdoors. I recently graduated from Hobart and William Smith Colleges with a degree in Biology and minors in geoscience and environmental studies. In college I decided to pick up my mom’s old camera and experiment with it, and after some initial struggles, I have developed a strong passion for nature photography.

SLA's Adventure Ecology Programs:

Throughout the year, the Squam Lakes Association offers free programs open to the public on a variety of nature and conservation related topics. The Adventure Ecology programs are presented by the Lakes Region Conservation Corps members who spend their year on Squam performing important conservation work in support of the Association's mission. For more information about the SLA's educational programs please click here or call our office at (603) 968-7336.

Lakes Region Conservation Corps

The Lakes Region Conservation Corps (LRCC) is an AmeriCorps service program that develops skills and experiences for conservation professionals. LRCC members are the driving force behind the Squam Lakes Association’s conservation efforts. The program provides hands-on conservation work experience and numerous certifications over a broad range of areas, which ensures that LRCC members are capable of independently approaching a variety of tasks in the environmental conservation field. Members remove invasive species from the Squam watershed, manage and act as caretakers at our backcountry campsites, maintain the SLA’s 50+ miles of trails, educate the public on local and regional conservation initiatives, spearhead reports on conservation efforts, lead SLA volunteer crews and ensure the daily functioning of the Squam Lakes Association’s programs. Click here to learn more about LRCC.


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